Big Switch Minute: Dish Network

WILMINGTON -- If you have the Dish Network, Direct TV, or any other satellite service, September 8 will largely just be another day on the calendar.

You should notice an improved picture when you tune into our station after the big switch to digital television, but you don't have to do anything to make that happen.

The company that owns the Dish Network is rushing a converter box into the market.  It's an unusual move because if you're a Dish Network subscriber, you really don't need it.

The box is an option if you get your TV signal with a rabbit ears antenna, and your TV isn't digital ready.

The idea behind the box is to win over potential customers.

The converter box is one of several available at local stores.

Reported by Jim Hanchett